endolymphatic hydrops

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dilatation of the membranous labrinth of the inner ear, thought to be due to impaired absorption of endolymph in the endolymphatic sac. It is the pathologic finding in Ménière disease. See: Ménière disease.

endolymphatic hydrops

(1) Ménière disease, see there.
(2) A term loosely applied to accumulation of fluids in the membranous labyrinth seen in Ménière disease.

endolymphatic hydrops

Ménière's disease, see there.


Prosper, French physician, 1799-1862.
Ménière disease - characterized by vertigo, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, and progressive deafness due to swelling of the endolymphatic duct. Synonym(s): auditory vertigo; endolymphatic hydrops; labyrinthine vertigo; Ménière syndrome
Ménière syndrome - Synonym(s): Ménière disease
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While endolymphatic hydrops is still thought to be the cause of Meniere disease, this theory has been challenged and migraine has been implicated as a common etiology between vestibular migraine and Meniere disease.
Megerian, "Spiral ganglion loss outpaces inner hair cell loss in endolymphatic hydrops," Laryngoscope, vol.
A loss of CSF pressure leads to a perilymphatic hypotonia or an endolymphatic hydrops.
Delayed endolymphatic hydrops syndrome after heavy exposure to impulse noise.
We propose that any abnormal space-occupying lesion of the temporal bone has the potential to cause endolymphatic hydrops by obstructing the endolymphatic duct or sac.
This in turn led to endolymphatic hydrops and the subsequent development of Meniere's symptom complex.
Specifically, Meniere's disease has long been thought to occur as a result of endolymphatic hydrops, but the true cause of this pathology is still open to speculation.
One possible explanation is that the gentamicin affects the dark cells of the vestibular labyrinth and the secretory cells in the stria vascularis, which reduces the secretion of endolymph, thereby reducing endolymphatic hydrops.
We undertook a study to assess whether patients who had both spontaneous vertigo and headache would respond to treatment for endolymphatic hydrops rather than treatment for migraine.
Delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) differs from Meniere's disease in that it occurs in pre-existing ear pathology in patients who have a profound unilateral or total deafness that was caused by infection, trauma, or unknown causes during childhood or adulthood.
We believe this combination procedure is a worthwhile option to consider in order to achieve good control of vertigo and endolymphatic hydrops and to preserve hearing in patients with Meniere's disease.
These findings were in keeping with the patient's clinical history of right endolymphatic hydrops that was unresponsive to endolymphatic shunt surgery.